Restoring Bay Scallops In Charlotte Harbor

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Charlotte, County Of

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 1: The Direct Component

Project Location: Florida

Funding Source: Transocean, Anadarko, and BP
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Targeted Resources

Shellfish / Shellfish Resources

Project Description

Bay scallops were once abundant in Southwest Florida waters and supported a mainly commercial fishery. By the mid-1960’s bay scallop populations in Southwest Florida had collapsed. The goal of the project is to increase the number of bay scallops in Charlotte Harbor through significantly increasing the scale of bay scallop restoration efforts in Charlotte Harbor. The objective is to increase the number of bay scallops in Charlotte Harbor through controlled releases of bay scallop larvae and juveniles during two annual spawning cycles with six month post release targeted dive surveys to quantify changes in scallop abundance. Direct component funds will be used for scallop spawns (4), cage culture and supplies, monitoring supplies, and labor. The remaining project costs are comprised of in-kind volunteer time, genetic validation of scallop parentage and project oversight.

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Project ID: 625
Project Name: Restoring Bay Scallops In Charlotte Harbor
SourceUID: RDCGR040017
Latitude: 26.79246198
Longitude: -82.25056163
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Florida
County: Charlotte
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Shellfish / Shellfish Resources
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Charlotte, County Of
Implementing Organization Type: Local
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: At this time, U.S. Department of Treasury cannot confirm the accuracy of this information. Please go to for the latest information about this project.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 113424
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 1: The Direct Component
DWH Dollar Amount : 113424
DWH Source: Transocean, Anadarko, and BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0